We have reported about a similar scam earlier – “99% of People Cant Even Watch This Video For More Than 25 Secs”, however, looks like the scam is back and spreading like wildfire on Facebook, but with a slight change in the title.
The new scam message has the title – “95% 0f Pe0ple Cant even Watch This Video F0r More Than 31 Secs” with a description – “watch this video i dare you.”
If you come across this Facebook message on your Timeline, then it is advised that you DO NOT click on it. You will be asked to download and install a plugin, which is a malware program. Installing this will pose serious threat to your computer. Sometimes, these malware programs are designed to gather information present on your computer and send the same to the scammer.
If you think that sharing this video or installing the plugin will display you the video, then think again. There is no video shown even after you “share” or download the “missing” plugin. Chances are there that your Facebook account might be compromised. If you have clicked the link by mistake, then I advise you to run a full anti-virus scan and change the password of your accounts.
It is recommended that you avoid clicking links on Facebook, and stop sharing any irrelevant post messages. If you want to find out whether a message spreading on Facebook is a scam or not, then simply Google the title of the message. You will come across a number of blogs reporting whether it is a scam or not. Alternatively, you can bookmark our page – Techo Latte – Facebook Scams – page and stay updated with the latest scams running on Facebook.